Media Advisory: Justice Murray Sinclair to talk about importance of learning from other societies


TORONTO, March 29, 2017 – Learning about different societies around the world can teach non-indigenous Canadians a lot when it comes to indigenous people in Canada. That is what Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will discuss Thursday at York University.

Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture posterHis talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and Canada,” will look at how learning from other societies can positively impact relations between indigenous and non-indigenous people.

WHAT: Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History
WHEN: Thursday, March 30 at 7pm
WHERE: Moot Court, Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School, Keele campus, York University. (Number 32 on the map.)

The Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History was established in 2004 by the Historica Foundation of Canada and endowed by York Chancellor Emeritus Avie Bennett. Its purpose is to promote the study of Canada’s heritage and ensure the academic vitality of the discipline.

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